Maine Guide Tip

Every week, I'll offer some wood wisdom gleaned from Registered Maine Guides I've known.

Using a Watch As a Compass

In extremis an analog watch can double as a rude compass. Point the hour hand at the sun. Halfway between twelve o'clock and the hour hand will be south, so 180 degrees in the opposite direction is north. Try it with an actual compass (before you're lost). It really does work.